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Offseason 2016/17 Thread - Scooter Cut 

Post#1 » by wichmae » Mon Oct 3, 2016 3:33 pm

Quite a bit needs to be handled regarding the 40 man. All players below are rule 5 draft eligible and would need to be added to 40 by winter meetings December 4th. Only Blaine Boyer will come off as a free agent opening a spot (Cappy too but he's on 60 man). Other players who are on the 60 are Yhonathan Berrios, Rymer Liriano, and Sean Nolin. There is quite a bit of work to do on the 40. I see a couple non tender/DFA candidates in Kirk, Elmore, Wilkins, Cecchini, Scahill, Rowen, Blazek and maybe even Goforth.

Besides the rule 5 draft happening then we shouold know if we got a comp pick as well. We got a comp B last season and it landed us Feliciano. IM holding out hope we land a Comp A this year. With us only climbing to #9 we could really use the pool money.

OF Lewis Brinson
1B Garrett Cooper
RHP Drew Gagnon
LHP Josh Hader
IF Brandon Macias
UT Nate Orf
LHP Stephen Peterson
LHP Wei-Chung Wang
C Adam Weisenburger
OF Kyle Wren

Current AA Players --

RHP Tristan Archer
IF Javier Betancourt
RHP Parker Berberet
OF Ryan Cordell
OF Clint Coulter
OF Johnny Davis
RHP Preston Gainey
OF Omar Garcia
LHP Mitch Lambson
2B Chris McFarland
SS Angel Ortega
RHP Jorge Ortega
OF Brett Phillips
LHP Nick Ramirez
RHP Junior Rincon
OF Victor Roache
RHP Tayler Scott
RHP Tyler Spurlin
OF Tyrone Taylor
RHP Josh Uhen
RHP Angel Ventura

Current A-Level (or below) players --

OF Carlos Belonis
RHP Rodrigo Benoit
LHP Joan De La Cruz
RHP Miguel Diaz
RHP Victor Diaz
RHP Junior Flores
RHP Milton Gomez
C Dustin Houle
RHP Yosmer Leal
C Natanael Mejia
LHP Boanerges Nova
1B Juan Ortiz
RHP Alberto Paulino
IF Wendell Rijo
OF Elvis Rubio
1B Alan Sharkey
LHP Clint Terry
RHP Taylor Williams
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#2 » by jakecronus8 » Tue Oct 4, 2016 2:43 am

Would love to complete the rebuild. Capitalize on Braun, Thornburg, and Carter's value. Package them if you need to.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#3 » by wichmae » Tue Oct 4, 2016 4:35 pm

Will Middlebrooks and left-handed pitchers Sam Freeman and Michael Kirkman have all elected free agency. All three players had been removed from the 40-man roster. Blaine Boyer and Capuano also are now free agents.
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Post#4 » by wichmae » Tue Oct 4, 2016 8:29 pm

Sounds like Ray Montgomery will interview for Diamondbacks open GM spot.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#5 » by Outlander » Wed Oct 5, 2016 2:56 pm

Boyer and Capuano actually are not free agents until after the World Series so for now they are part of the 40 man roster.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#6 » by wichmae » Wed Oct 5, 2016 8:50 pm

Outlander wrote:Boyer and Capuano actually are not free agents until after the World Series so for now they are part of the 40 man roster.

Semantics :D
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#7 » by MickeyDavis » Wed Oct 5, 2016 10:17 pm

The Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday announced an upgrade to the food and beverage concessions at Miller Park that will debut by Opening Day 2017.

The team announced a nearly $20 million project that will “reimagine” the food and beverage experience by adding Wisconsin craft brews as well as local restaurant offerings throughout the stadium.

"A key element of the project is going local," said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers chief operating officer, who said the company is expanding its partnership with Hospitality Democracy, the local restaurant group co-owned by Marcus Investments.

What’s envisioned is an expanded presence for some food offerings of the Hospitality Democracy eateries that have already been at Miller Park, such as AJ Bombers Hamburgers, Smoke Shack Barbeque and Holey Moley Doughnuts.

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New additions to the dining options will include Zaffiro’s Pizza, a new taco brand yet to be developed by Hospitality Democracy, as well as macaroni and cheese, frozen custard, cheese curds and a new line of Klement’s Sausages that will only be available at Miller Park.

No taxpayer money from the stadium district sales tax is planned to fund the upgrade, Schlesinger said. The Brewers are the primary funder of the project, along with concession partner Delaware North.

The baseball club says this project is the largest single upgrade to Miller Park since the stadium opened in 2001. The second-biggest upgrade was the new scoreboard added in 2011, Schlesinger said.

“We are going to completely transform the food and beverage experience for 2017 throughout Miller Park, from new concession stands and bars to reimagined offerings that reflect the traditions of Wisconsin and elevate the program to an even higher level of quality,” Schlesinger said.

The stadium will add 11 new concession stands in what the Brewers are calling the First Base Ward and Third Base Ward on the main concourse of Miller Park. More than 40 portable concession stands and two full-service bars will be added.

The project has been in the planning stages since 2015, when the Brewers hired consultants Dave Howard and John Sergi, who have overseen the remodeling of concessions at a number of sports venues across the country, including recently at Citi Field and Madison Square Garden in New York City and Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Joe Sorge, president of Hospitality Democracy, said the upgrade means there will be more access to local food options offered by the company, which served fans from only part of the stadium this past season

In surveys of fans in preparation for the project, "tacos were pretty high on the list," said Sorge.

His company is working to develop a new brand of tacos that will be launched first at Miller Park, with plans to gather feedback from fans and then eventually open a brick-and-mortar local restaurant with that brand, Sorge said.

The actual varieties of tacos planned to go on sale April 3 are still being developed, Sorge said. But his chefs on Wednesday offered a glimpse of what might be to come when they served up roasted mushroom and sweet corn tacos with avocado poblano sauce and cabbage slaw, as well as a chicken tinga taco with fresh pico de gallo and cabbage slaw.

Fans also expressed an interest in mac-and-cheese. "It's something that we have a lot of success at Smoke Shack," said Sorge. The Miller Park mac-and-cheese concessions won't carry a Smoke Shack brand, however.

"Cheese is a big part of Wisconsin obviously, and it'll be a big part of this experience as well," said Sorge.

The redesign will also feature a “local brews” bar on the right field side of the Loge level, with 30 taps serving craft beers from across Wisconsin. MillerCoors will be expanding its offerings as well, including its Leinenkugel’s beers.

Other partners in the project include Uihlein-Wilson Architects and Hunzinger Construction. Construction will start immediately, the Brewers said, so the project can be completed by April 3, when the Brewers host the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day.

Prices for the 2017 concession experience weren't announced, and aren't likely to be unveiled before January.

"Some things are going to stay stable, some things are going to be adjusted," Schelesinger said, adding the team is taking Milwaukeeans' penchant for getting a good buy into account.

"We're very sensitive to prices, and from our perspective increasing the volume of things sold helps keep things stable," said Schlesinger.

"I will commit that we're going to keep things affordable," said Schlesinger, saying the organization doesn't want to overprice its product.

"We spend a lot of time on pricing. We are very sensitive that small incremental increases do affect fans and do affect volume," he said. "We are competing with the tailgating experience; we have a very liberal carry-in policy, so we have a lot of reasons to make sure our pricing is affordable."

Schlesinger said fans should continue to look for new wrinkles in the food and beverage side of the stadium after next season, based on feedback from fans about what's offered in 2017.

"This is not a onetime project," he said. "We're going to find in 2017 that not everything we do is going to hit a home run."
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Post#8 » by wichmae » Wed Oct 5, 2016 10:44 pm

Yeah this is awesome. The Brewers do an outstanding job at this. Something the Bucks have missed the boat on for years.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#9 » by MickeyDavis » Wed Oct 5, 2016 11:55 pm

The "local" brews bar sounds good but I wish they would put one on each level instead of just one on the loge level. But at least we aren't stuck with Miller products only.

As for Tacos being requested, that's all well and good as long as they aren't $8 tacos.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#10 » by Thunder Muscle » Thu Oct 6, 2016 3:52 am

Sounds intriguing. But agree, if the **** is expensive I won't be as intrigued.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#11 » by Kerb Hohl » Thu Oct 6, 2016 9:30 pm

MickeyDavis wrote:The "local" brews bar sounds good but I wish they would put one on each level instead of just one on the loge level. But at least we aren't stuck with Miller products only.

As for Tacos being requested, that's all well and good as long as they aren't $8 tacos.


They have a similar issue at Target Field where there is only 1 stand that sells Surly pretty much. I think the behemoths (Miller at Miller Park, Budweiser at Target Field) are very wary of allowing more than one. One local brews place where the line is all the way around the corner of the concourse? Fine. If you start making them easily accessible with multiple stands, then the big boys will start to get pissed because nobody's buying their beer.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#12 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Oct 8, 2016 12:53 pm

Yeah I'm surprised that anything other than Miller is allowed to be sold here. So I'll take what I can get.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#14 » by wichmae » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:47 pm

Isan Diaz first AB smokes a double to the right center wall.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#15 » by jakecronus8 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:59 am

wichmae wrote:Isan Diaz first AB smokes a double to the right center wall.


What are the chances of him becoming our best prospect? Insane numbers this year at such a young age.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#16 » by wichmae » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:18 am

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wichmae wrote:Isan Diaz first AB smokes a double to the right center wall.


What are the chances of him becoming our best prospect? Insane numbers this year at such a young age.

Probably pretty good. Theres quite a few guys who will eventually graduate ahead of him. He isnt a five tool player but his bat really plays and he should be a plus defender at second. They had him at short today in the AFL. He does have some swing and miss and isnt a good runner. I think its very realistic he'll be a top 100 guy going into next season.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#17 » by wichmae » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:09 pm

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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (Next Up Winter meetings DEC 4th) 

Post#18 » by humanrefutation » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:09 pm

I think Braun is going to get dealt this offseason.
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Post#19 » by wichmae » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:49 pm

Brewers lost Rymer Liriano on waivers to the White Sox.
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Re: Offseason 2016/17 Thread (slew of 40 man moves) 

Post#20 » by wichmae » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:20 pm

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